Uses for Industrial Robots
Robotics has been used for decades in the automotive industry, but many industries since have seen the benefits of robotic automation. The rule of thumb for what industrial tasks are best for robots is the "Three D's" rule: Any task that is Dirty, Dull or Dangerous. Typical robotic applications are simple and repetitive tasks that require dedicated resources to perform.
With recent advancements in machine vision, artificial intelligence, collaborative robotics and other technologies, robots are more capable than ever to perform complex tasks that typically require human-like recognition, judgement and dexterity.
Different Robot Applications in Industries
Any industry that makes something or moves something has a potential use for industrial robots. In manufacturing industries, robotics are generally used for the fabrication, finishing, transfer and assembly of parts. In material handling industries where finished products are prepared for distribution, robotics are used for picking, sorting, packaging and palletizing of products. Other industries that commonly use robotics include clinical laboratories, agriculture and education. Several retail and service industries are also starting to apply collaborative robots in various public-facing settings.
Robotic Applications in Manufacturing
Robotic Applications in Material Handling
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